Week of September 17

Ana-Log Workshop at Harvard

Harvard will be hosting the Ana-Log workshop about anaphoricity and logophoricity this weekend (Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23) from about 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, in Boylston 105.  This workshop is organized by Isabelle Charnavel (Harvard Universty) and Dominique Sportiche (UCLA). This workshop is generously supported by the National Science Foundation (grants #1424054 and #1424336).

The workshop focuses on anaphoricity/logophoricity/exempt anaphora. The general questions being pursued are:

- what is the catalog of possible behaviors for such expressions (mandatory local binding, mandatory binding, perspective orientation, etc...)?
- what are the constraints on their distribution (e.g. condition A or logophoricity) and why do we find these constraints rather than other a priori conceivable options?
- what is the relation between the internal properties of such expressions and their distribution and interpretation?
- are there connections between the behavior of such expressions and other linguistic phenomena that suggest more abstract unifications than currently assumed?

Invited Speakers:

Program available here.  Please contact Professor Charnavel for any questions.

GSAS Indo-European and Historical Linguistics Workshop

Richard Faure (Université Côte d’Azur) will be presenting "The structure [Verb + demonstrative + complement clause] in Classical Greek and in Latin" this Friday, September 21, 2018 at 5 pm, in Boylston 303.

Harvard at FoDS 3

Gunnar Lund presented "The progressive-to-imperfective shift: What computational pragmatics can tell us about diachronic semantics," joint work with Rebecca Jarvis (Harvard) and Gregory Scontras (University of California, Irvine), at Formal Diachronic Semantics 3 (FoDS 3) in Oslo (September 13-14).